A unique operation was performed in the Republican Cardiology Center of Bashkiria to close the prosthetic fistula on the heart. A doctor from Italy, Eustahio Onorato, took part in the operation.
An Italian specialist advised Russian colleagues via video link, Lenta.ru reports.
The operation lasted more than three hours. The patient is a resident of Tatarstan. For a long time the man was tormented by shortness of breath and dizziness, in Tatarstan he underwent valve prosthetics and bypass surgery, however, after the intervention, there was a fistula that caused discomfort.
As a result, the patient underwent a unique operation. “Firstly, the composition of the brigade was multidisciplinary. Cardiac surgeons, x-ray surgeons, cardiologists, functional diagnosticians, engineers were involved in the operation, ”the cardiocenter said.
Specialists used equipment that made it possible to combine an X-ray image with an ultrasound scan (ultrasound). In addition, cardiac surgeons built a device into the patient’s heart, among which the developers of which was Honorato. It consists of two disks, its shape is selected individually for each patient. It is noted that without the use of this device to provide assistance to the patient would be almost impossible.
The head physician of the center, Irina Nikolaeva, said that the institution’s specialists use the latest diagnostic methods and treatments to help improve the quality of medical care. “Endovascular cardiac surgery is developing rapidly. More and more operations are carried out sparingly. And this is very important, since the rehabilitation period is significantly reduced, ”she added.
Providing Russians with affordable medical care and improving its quality are some of the goals of the national Healthcare project, which will be implemented in Russia until the end 2024 of the year. It is also aimed at changing the nature of the relationship between doctors and patients, increasing up to 70% of primary prevention coverage, introducing modern clinical guidelines, reducing mortality from cardiovascular and oncological diseases , an increase in the average life expectancy of Russians to 78 years and more. In total, it is planned to spend more than 1.7 trillion rubles on the national project.
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